Effective as of December 3rd, 2015
Welcome to www.vanlennepandco.com
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VLC may discontinue or alter any aspect of the Website, remove Content from the Website, restrict the time the Website is available or restrict the amount of use permitted at VLC’s sole discretion and without prior notice or liability. You agree that VLC may, under certain circumstances, immediately suspend and/or terminate your access to the Website or any part thereof.
You further agree that such measures shall be taken in VLC’s sole discretion and without liability to you or any third party.
VLC Intellectual Property:
Any unauthorized use of any Content, whether owned by VLC or other parties, may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, privacy and publicity laws and communications regulations and statutes. You will not copy, reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile, translate, modify, reproduce, republish, transmit, sell, offer for sale, disseminate or redistribute the intellectual property found in the Website or any part thereof or grant any other person or entity the right or access to do so.
You acknowledge that the Website may contain or provide access to information, software, photos, video, text, graphics, music, sounds or other material provided by VLC or third parties (collectively, “Content”) that are protected by copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets or other intellectual property laws, and that these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media and technologies existing now or hereafter developed. For the avoidance of doubt, references to Content shall include Subscription Content.
We welcome your comments, feedback, information, or materials regarding the Website, Content, or VLC’s products or services (collectively, “Feedback”). If you submit Feedback to VLC, please note that your Feedback shall become the property of VLC. By submitting your Feedback to VLC, you agree to assign, and hereby irrevocably assign to VLC, all right, title, and interest in and to the Feedback and all copyrights and other intellectual property rights embodied in such Feedback on a worldwide basis. VLC shall be free to use your Feedback on an unrestricted basis. You hereby assign and/or waive, as the case may be, any moral rights that you may have in or to the Feedback.
If you provide any Feedback via the Website, you hereby make the following additional representations and warranties to VLC: (1) you are owner of such Feedback or otherwise have the right to grant VLC the licenses or assignments granted pursuant to this Agreement; (2) you have secured any and all consents necessary to post the Feedback and to grant the foregoing licenses or assignments; (3) the Feedback does not violate the rights of any third party, including, without limitation, the intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights of any third party, and such Feedback does not contain any personally identifiable information about third parties in violation of such parties’ rights; (4) the use of any Feedback will not result in harm or personal injury to any third party; and (5) all factual information contained in the Feedback is true and accurate.
The Content provided via the Website, or any product or service offered via the Website, is provided for informational purposes only, from a general insurance/risk management perspective, with the understanding that VLC is not rendering legal, accounting, or other professional advice on specific matters. Accordingly, VLC assumes no liability whatsoever in connection with the use of such content. VLC recommends that you consult your legal counsel or other professional advisor with respect to your individual situation.
VLC uses reasonable efforts to maintain the Website, but VLC is not responsible for any defects or failures associated with the Website, any part thereof, any Content posted using the Website, or any damages (such as lost profits or other consequential damages) that may result from any such defects or failures. The Website may be inaccessible or inoperable for any reason, including, without limitation: (a) equipment malfunctions, (b) periodic maintenance procedures or repairs which VLC may undertake from time to time, or (c) causes beyond the control of VLC or which are not foreseeable by VLC.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTIES:
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, THE WEBSITE, ANY CONTENT, AND ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED VIA THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE,” AND AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, VLC EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
WITHOUT LIMITATION, VLC MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE WEBSITE, ANY CONTENT, OR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED VIA THE WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, THAT USE OF THE FOREGOING WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, THAT THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE FOREGOING OR ANY INFORMATION FOUND THEREON WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, OR THAT THE QUALITY OF ANY CONTENT, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIAL OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS.
ANY CONTENT OR OTHER MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE IS DONE AT YOUR SOLE RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.
Limitation of Liability:
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT VLC SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF VLC HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (A) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE, ANY CONTENT, OR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PURCHASED VIA THE WEBSITE; (B) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY PRODUCTS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE WEBSITE OR OTHERWISE; (C) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS, CONTENT OR DATA; OR (D) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE WEBSITE, ANY CONTENT, OR THE PURCHASE OF VLC’S PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE WEBSITE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY SHALL BE TO DISCONTINUE USE OF THE WEBSITE AND TERMINATE THIS AGREEMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS TERMS. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL VLC’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THE WEBSITE, PURCHASING ANY CONTENT OR PURCHASING VLC’S PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OR ANY AMOUNT RETAINED BY VLC FOR PROVIDING THE SERVICES.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless VLC, its officers, members, directors, employees and agents from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses or expenses, including attorneys’ fees and costs and expenses, arising out of or in any way connected with (a) your access to or use of the Website or any part thereof, (b) a breach or alleged breach by you of any of your representations, warranties, covenants or obligations under this Agreement, (c) infringement or misappropriation of any intellectual property or other rights of VLC or third parties by you, (d) any negligence or willful misconduct by you, (e) any other claim related to your performance under this Agreement, or (f) your use of any Content, services, or products provided by VLC.
Term and Termination:
Governing Law and Other Miscellaneous Terms:
The parties and their respective personnel are and shall be independent contractors, and neither party by virtue of this Agreement shall have any right, power or authority to act or create any obligation, express or implied, on behalf of the other party.
You acknowledge and agree that any expenses that you incur in furtherance of this Agreement are voluntary in nature and are made with the knowledge that this Agreement may be terminated as provided herein. You shall not make a claim against VLC, and VLC shall not be liable with respect to the recoupment of any expenditures or investment made by you in anticipation of the continuation of this Agreement beyond the term hereof.
The parties agree that breach of the provisions of this Agreement would cause irreparable harm and significant injury to VLC which would be both difficult to ascertain and which would not be compensable by damages alone. As such, the parties agree that VLC has the right to enforce the provisions of this Agreement by injunction (without necessity of posting bond), specific performance or other equitable relief without prejudice to any other rights and remedies VLC may have for your breach of this Agreement.
If any action at law or in equity is necessary to enforce the terms of this Agreement, the prevailing party will be entitled to reasonable fees of attorneys, accountants and other professionals, and costs and expenses in addition to any other relief to which such prevailing party may be entitled.
The captions and headings of this Agreement are included for ease of reference only and will be disregarded in interpreting and construing this Agreement.
If the performance of any part of this Agreement by either party (other than payment of money) is prevented, hindered, delayed or otherwise made impracticable by reason of any flood, riot, fire, judicial or governmental action, labor dispute, act of God, telecommunications failure or any other cause beyond the control of either party, that party shall be excused from such performance to the extent that it is prevented, hindered or delayed by such cause.
This Agreement, including any other agreements or additional terms referenced herein, constitutes the complete and exclusive statement of the Agreement between the parties with respect to the Website, Content, and products and services offered via the Website, and, unless otherwise expressly provided herein, it supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous communications, representations, statements and understandings, whether oral or written, between the parties concerning the Website, Content, and products and services referenced via the Website. If any provision of this Agreement is found unlawful or unenforceable in any respect, the court shall reform such provision so as to render it enforceable or, if it is not possible to reform such provision so as to make it enforceable, then delete such provision. As so reformed or modified, the court shall fully enforce this Agreement. The provisions of this Agreement that by their content are intended to survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement, including, without limitation, provisions governing ownership and use of intellectual property, representations, disclaimers, warranties, liability, indemnification, governing law, jurisdiction, venue, remedies, rights after termination and interpretation of this Agreement, will survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement for their full statutory period.
The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act shall not apply to this Agreement.
VLC makes no representation that the Website, Content or other material or information on the Website is appropriate to or available in locations outside of the United States. You may not use the Website or export Content in violation of United States export laws, regulations or restrictions. If you access the Website from outside of the United States, you are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws.
Copyright and Copyright Notices:
VLC respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with the following information:
- an electronic or physical signature of the owner or person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
- a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
- a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Website sufficient to allow us to locate the allegedly infringing material;
- your address, telephone number, and email address;
- a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
Please contact us for Notice of Claims of copyright infringement at: [email protected]